The folks at ManChild Technologies recently brought a new package to the Cydia Store called Vmoji 7, which offers jailbreakers a number of useful features. Besides adding more than 800 special characters to the iOS keyboard ranging from emoji to unicode, jailbreakers can also use Vmoji 7 to access snippets for symbols and text, providing a more advanced and – hopefully – speedier means of composing messages and email.
At its most basic level, Vmoji 7 brings a huge number of extra characters to the iOS keyboard. Apple might have added emoji icons to the iOS keyboard in iOS 6, but Vmoji 7 goes a couple of steps further, adding more than 800 special characters to the mobile OS. These can be accessed from the secondary keyboard, and as you can see in the above image, holding a finger over special keys on this keyboard allows jailbreakers to access Vmoji 7’s array of extra characters.
Characters can then be inserted into an iOS text field, such as those which feature in the Messages app or the Mail app.
However, that’s not all. Besides offering a bunch of additional characters, Vmoji 7 also adds text snippets to the “nine” key. Here, users access shortcuts for commonly used words and phrases; when in a text field, you can then input these snippets with the touch of a button.
Unfortunately, Vmoji 7 doesn’t add an iOS app or preferences pane to Apple’s iOS, and as such it’s not possible for users to customize these text snippets. We’re not sure if this could be in the pipeline for a future release (or if it’s even possible, given that Vmoji 7 is actually a Cydia Substrate plugin), but it’s something we’d love to see appear further down the line.
You can pick up Vmoji 7 in the Cydia Store for $2.99, and it’s optimized for iOS 7 and ARM64-devices.
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